The Fuji DL-200 is an excellent quality point-and-shoot 35mm film camera featuring a sharp and wide 32mm f2.8 lens. However, some design eccentricities mean that it's a good choice for some but a poor choice for others. To start, it uses a soldered-in-place pair of 6 volt lithium CR123A batteries for power; it wasn't designed to be user-replaceable (but it's a pretty straightforward job if you do know how to solder). That said, two CR123As provide a lot of power and Fuji estimates approximately it should take 1000 photos (assuming the flash is used half the time) or 8 years of typical use before the batteries die. The other major quirk is that the camera is annoyingly slow to 'wake up' (charge its capacitors), particularly in low light. When the cover is first opened it take take a full 20 seconds for the camera to be ready to shoot. We got around that issue by opening the camera and 'waking it up' ahead of time; we also found the wakeup time was much quicker in daylight conditions.
If these quirks don't bother you, you get a camera that rivals the best of the 1980s point-and-shoots for optical performance. We film tested this camera and we found its performance was superb.
Condition notes This camera is in very good condition. We soldered in two new CR123A lithium batteries and only used them for one 24 exposure test roll. The photos in our test were sharp and correctly exposed.
Lens: Fujinon 1:2.8 32 mm. 4 components. 4 elements.
Viewfinder: Bright frame. 0.45X magnification, 85% field of view, close-up correction marks (parallax correction marks), auto-focus frame; provided with flash recharge indicator lamp (red lamp) and auto-focus/battery check lamp (green lamp) next to the viewfinder eyepiece.
Focusing: Automatic, 0.6 m - infintu focusing range; provided with autofocus memory.
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter, 1/40 — 1/400 sec. shutter speeds.
Exposure Control: Programmed AE on TTL direct light metering; coupling range: EV 8.5 ~ 18 with ISO 100 film.
Film Speed Setting: Automatic with DX films: ISO 50 — 1600 (film speed set to ISO 100 with non-DX films).
Film Winding: Motorized pre-wind system (the camera winds film completely in advance and starts shooting from the highest-numbered frame); rewinding unnecessary at end of film; mid-roll rewind button.
Exposure Counter: Film pre-wind subtractive counter also serves as film advance indicator.
Built-in Flash: Guide number 10 (ISO 100-METER), 0.6 ~ 3.6 m flash range with ISO 100 film, 0.6 - 7 m with ISO 400 film, 0.6 ~ 14 m with ISO 1600 film; about 3 sec. recycle time; automatic flash activation by reading TTL direct light; fill-in flash buttoa
Self-timer: Electronic control, about 10 sec. interval; can be turned off in mid-run; provided with “self-timer on” signal lamp.
Batteries: Two built-in 3V lithium batteries (2/3A) provide power for exposing about 1,000 frames if 50% of that number is taken with flash; batteries will last about five years if 8 rolls of 24-exposure film are used per year; battery check lamp visible in viewfinder.
Others: Combination lens cover/shutter release lock, film confirmation window.
Dimensions: 131 mm W x 69 mm H x 42.5 mm D.
Weight: 280 g.
Notice: Specifications and performance are subject to change without notice.